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Blyth Tait

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Blyth•Tait
Used nameBlyth•Tait
Born10 May 1961 in Whangarei (NZL)
Measurements163 cm / 63 kg
NOC(s) New Zealand

Biography

New Zealand’s best known equestrian after Mark Todd, Blyth Tait competed in four Olympic Games for four medals – a gold in the individual three-day event in Atlanta, silver and bronze in the three-day event team in Barcelona and Atlanta, and bronze in the individual three-day event in Barcelona. He also won the world individual and team titles twice (1990 and 1998). Tait completed his competitive career in Athens in 2004 and in 2008, was New Zealand’s eventing manager. He was the New Zealand flagbearer in Sydney in 2000.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) Three-Day Event, Individual, Open Olympic Messiah 3 Bronze NZL Blyth Tait
  Three-Day Event, Team, Open Olympic New Zealand 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) Three-Day Event, Individual, Open Olympic Ready Teddy 1 Gold NZL Blyth Tait
  Three-Day Event, Team, Open Olympic New Zealand 3 Bronze
2000 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) Three-Day Event, Individual, Open Olympic Welton Envoy AC NZL Blyth Tait
  Three-Day Event, Team, Open Olympic New Zealand 8
2004 Summer Olympics Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) Three-Day Event, Individual, Open Olympic Ready Teddy 18 NZL Blyth Tait
  Three-Day Event, Team, Open Olympic New Zealand 5

Other participations

Games Role Details
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony